St.Stephen's School


Here at St. Stephen’s we use a wide range of assessments to improve teaching and learning. 

We believe that the best form of assessments are from ongoing dialogue and interactions with children.

We recognise that progress in learning is not linear and therefore children should not be judged solely on the basis of a test. Where data is gathered, it should also be used as a means to support those children who are underachieving or to extend the most able. 


We have agreed on the following principles as the basis of our assessment system.

  • All forms of assessment should be used to improve teaching and learning. 
  • Testing should be rigorous and reliable .
  • Testing should inform planning and delivery of the curriculum 
  • Supports the teacher to recognise the next steps in their learning for every child. 
  • Provides reliable information to parents about how their child is doing. 
  • No unnecessary paperwork that does not contribute to teaching and learning.


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